BFBS Radio Sitrep
Sitrep is a unique current affairs radio programme produced by the British Forces News team with expert analysis of Defence and Foreign Affairs as our agenda. Presented by Kate Gerbeau and featuring our Forces News Defence Analyst Christopher Lee, Sitrep is the only place on radio where you'll find a comprehensive look back at the week's most significant events in Defence.

Why British troops could be involved in Mali, Africa (pro: Mar-lee)

 

Who’s leading the race to become America’s next President?

 

The logistics of withdrawal from Afghanistan, what  plans are being drawn up for the eventual exit?

 

Plus.... the forgotten voices of the Second World War who still have so much to say………

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

Stephen O’Brien, David Cameron’s special advisor on Mali.

British Forces News’ reporter James Hirst reporting from the States on the forthcoming Presidential elections

Major General Julian Thompson discussing logistics of withdrawing from Afghanistan & his new book, Forgotten Voices ‘Desert Victory’. 

 

You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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SITREP Oct 18th 

 

Gen Mike Jackson tell Sitrep what he thinks about the ‘generals for hire’ scandal

 

The Scottish National Party finally reveal their plans for an independent Scottish defence policy

 

Why the Fusiliers are marching to Parliament today

 

And should Commonwealth soldiers be given the right to stay in the UK when they leave the

Services…….

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

Interviews:

General Mike Jackson discussing the lobbying generals

SNP defence spokesman Angus Robertson on Scottish defence plans

The Chief Executive of Veterans Aid, Dr Hugh Millroy

British Forces News reporter Charlotte Cross with the marching Fusiliers.

 

 

You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)

Alternatively listen again on the website.

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What’s behind the collapse of the defence merger between BAE & EADS?
 
Why the Foreign Secretary William Hague remains committed to the combat mission in Afghanistan
 
And why a new report casts doubt over Afghanistan’s future post 2014
 
What the Tory Party have had to say about defence in this week’s Party Conference
 
And the story of the former Para who nearly became a Taliban recruit.
 
 PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau
STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee
 
Interviews:
James Blitz, Defence and Diplomatic Correspondent from the Financial Times
British Forces News reporter James Hirst speaking to William Hague, and reporting from the Conservative Party Conference
Paul Quinn Judge of the International Crisis Group on Afghanistan.
Alexander Khan, author of ‘Orphan of Islam’.
 
 
 
You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)
Alternatively listen again on the website.

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As tensions rise between Syria & Turkey what are the implications of this latest development

 

Are NATO troops heading for an earlier than expected exit from Afghanistan?

 

Find out what Labour has on its agenda for defence

 

And ….the Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth won’t be ready for at least 8 years, so why has it already got its own crew

 

PRESENTER:  Kate Gerbeau

STUDIO GUEST:  BFBS’s defence analyst, Christopher Lee

 

You can listen on BFBS Radio 2 at 1630 (UK time) and on BFBS Radio at 1830 (UK time)

Alternatively listen again on the website.

 

Direct download: 0410D4_Sitrep_pt1_r2.mp3
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